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Agile is everywhere! - 2030 Week Day 2 - PPM
Harri Freeman 13 Dec 2016 09:13
It's Day 2 and we are continuing to present scenarios of what WE think best practice will look like in 2030. Are you on track to win one of the five £25 Amazon Vouchers? Rememer, all you need to do is read the scenario and tell us what you think!

Today’s challenge is looking at world run on Agile. From huge corporations through to the education sector, it’s all about Agile. So to take part in today’s task, just read the scenario below and leave a comment, sharing your view of how Agile we will be used in 2030.
 
"Agile is now the standard for every project, graduates are coming out of college and university with the use of sprints and time boxed project activities as their default expectation of how they will be asked to project manage in the workplace.
 
For the professional project manager, this means that every day is made up of assessing, managing and moving around user stories and the idea of having heavy documentation in place – even for huge enterprise size project – are a thing of the past. Their success is based on the ability to get project outcomes and products up and running as quickly possible through the intelligent design of sprints and collaborative work techniques."

 
What do you think? Is this a bit of an over dramatization of Agile, or could the future really be this way. Let us know in the comments below.
 
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13 Dec 2016 11:28
Harri Freeman wrote: It's Day 2 and we are continuing to present scenarios of what WE think best practice will look like in 2030. Are you on track to win one of the five £25 Amazon Vouchers? Rememer, all you need to do is read the scenario and tell us what you think!

Today’s challenge is looking at world run on Agile. From huge corporations through to the education sector, it’s all about Agile. So to take part in today’s task, just read the scenario below and leave a comment, sharing your view of how Agile we will be used in 2030.
 
"Agile is now the standard for every project, graduates are coming out of college and university with the use of sprints and time boxed project activities as their default expectation of how they will be asked to project manage in the workplace.
 
For the professional project manager, this means that every day is made up of assessing, managing and moving around user stories and the idea of having heavy documentation in place – even for huge enterprise size project – are a thing of the past. Their success is based on the ability to get project outcomes and products up and running as quickly possible through the intelligent design of sprints and collaborative work techniques."

 
What do you think? Is this a bit of an over dramatization of Agile, or could the future really be this way. Let us know in the comments below.

 
[With the advent of technology spearing ahead at the speed of wharp, it is very much on the horizon for graduates of next generations to come into the working enviorment well equiped with agile methodologies that provide best practice structure quick and concise decision making processes without the aid of heavy docuemnts that take time in their generation.]

 
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13 Dec 2016 11:29
With the advent of technology spearing ahead at the speed of wharp, it is very much on the horizon for graduates of next generations to come into the working enviorment well equiped with agile methodologies that provide best practice structure quick and concise decision making processes without the aid of heavy docuemnts that take time in their generation.
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13 Dec 2016 11:30
Perhaps Agile is the new future. I would say it is the current practice for the correct styles of project. I think we will find a new idea that will replace Agile, which has been around for 20 years at least (thanks DSDM), so it isn't exactly new. What we need is not a new way of doing projects, but we need all people (preferably senior management) to get involved and make the project a success, regardless of how it is delivered.
I think that there are some things that Agile has going for it which seem to be missed around waterfall lifecycle is that we need to communicate. It is what makes projects success. Please teach people that and we will have more successful projects (or at least perceived success)
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13 Dec 2016 12:36

The project world is so diverse that it is impossible to have a single management approach. Agile methodology will be the norm for some kind of projects (most in IT and product development arena). Many projects will continue to have their own pace determined by external constraints, resources availability, time to mature changes, etc. Think in a wedding project, the wedding ceremony is set based on church availability or any other factor. Agile principles can be used to speed up some tasks but not the project itself.

For large projects (infrastructure) I think virtual reality to develop/test conceptual designs and support detailed design will be more and more used to accelerate projects.

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joh
13 Dec 2016 11:54
I'm thinking about how long it has taken to embedd traditional project management disciplins in organizations around the world. And the warying degree to which organizations actually use traditional project management. So I would be amazed to see a future where agile is the standard. Besides, what agile are we talking about? It's not exactly one defined thing...
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13 Dec 2016 12:03
While the use of Agile might be getting popular, the use of Agile will be more closely aligned with gateway assurance activities particularly as Government spending becomes more constrained and the need to show continued business justification more focused. In 2030, as automation eventually leads to increased unemployment and less tax revenue, the emphasis will not be on the methodology or framework used but on the delivery confidence to ensure what is agreed in the business case is actually delivered to the customer.
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13 Dec 2016 18:43
I think, that (PRINCE2) Agile will have become a commodity. Consecutively 
  • MSP will have evolved accordingly
  • project management software ("the tools") will be used more extensively, because those packages are having artificial intelligence, which streamlines and simplifies the handling of the very large backlogs.
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16 Dec 2016 09:54
It's 2016, and the scenario being described is already becoming a reality.  Universities are updating their curriculum to incorporate Agile in place of traditional project management methods, AXELOS, APMG, PMI and others have added Agile accreditations to their catalogue.  Executives see Agile as the panacea to their project management woes making projects faster, cheaper and able to support myriad changes without locking requirements in concrete at the start of a project in a waterfall model.

In the project management community I have encountered very mixed opinions from colleagues.  Some are ardently opposed to using Agile over traditional project management methods, others see the value of a hybrid approach or believe that Agile is most appropriate under certain conditions, others are true believers who feel that Agile should be the only method used on projects.

I believe in the saying that 'a little knowledge is a dangerous thing'.  The ubiquitous nature of information tools such as Google, Facebook, Siri, Wikipedia and online databases is seeing less reliance on experts and greater reliance on research to gain their own cursory understanding of methods and tools.  

My hope, is that organisations will see the benefit of project practitioner expertise, and will trust experts to advise and implement approaches that suit the project type and context.  This will see a mix of methods tailored to the project rather than one method to rule them all.
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05 Jun 2017 14:03
Here are 10 good reasons to apply agile development principles and practices.

1. Revenue
2. Speed-to-market
3. Quality
4. Visibility
5. Risk Management
6. Flexibility / Agility
7. Cost Control
8. Business Engagement/Customer Satisfaction
9. Right Product
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